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Swim Groups

The Yankton Swim Team  offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Yankton Swim Team to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.
 

Please call us at 605-661-2046 to schedule a tryout, email us via the Contact Us link in the left column.

 

Bronze Group

Athletes in this group focus mainly on learning four legal competitive strokes, having fun, and perfecting start and turn technique.
Bronze Group Coach: Dawn Bergeson
Workout Days/Times: Usually 3 days per week of practice

Silver Group

From the bronze group, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group are usually at least 10 years old and have completed the Silver Group move-up skills list. This group is exposed to training for the first time while trying to prepare for the 200 Freestyle and 200 Individual Medley races. Competing at swim meets is highly encouraged at a rate of about one or twice per month.
Silver Group Coach: Dawn Bergeson
Workout Days/Times: Usually 5 days per week

Gold

Minimum age for entry into this group is 12 (girls) or 13 (boys). Athletes entering the Senior group must display a strong desire to perform at the highest level they are capable of. Training is geared towards individual talents, although a strong aerobic endurance factor is present. Athletes in the Senior group are directed towards making their South Dakota Time Standards. Competing at swim meets is highly encouraged at a rate of about twice per month.

High Performance Group Coach: Dawn Bergeson
Workout Days/Times: Usually 5 days per week, occasional extra practices in the morning during the winter season.